How to create your own ecommerce store, find product, get traffic and start sales

hi guys! as you know im a passionate jetsurfer but i am also doing
ecommerce selling on amazon and shopify and today i am going to show
you how you can make money by opening your own shopify store, what
tools you need and what traffic sources you can use.

As a fresh example I will be using my new surfing fashion store that
I just opened, take a look. It’s called Noshoes store and it’s selling
funny tshirts http://noshoes.store
It’s a fully functional website so in case you want to support me and
what we do at jetsurfingnation feel free to buy a funny tshirt for
yourself or your friends!

Allright! lets get started! To keep this video quick I will be only
showing you essential tools you need, assuming you already have a
basic understanding of ecommerce. If you have never done any ecommerce
before, then the best is to first pass my short video course at
http://sellslikehotcakes.co that will teach you everything you need to know
from a to z.

So what tools we will need.
1. account at shopify which is a biggest ecommerce platform
2. a domain which you can buy at namecheap and then connect directly to shopify
3. fiverr account which is a biggest marketplace of freelancers that
will help you customise the store and do the designs
4. and finally instagram and facebook ads account to drive traffic
5. and of course i would suggest to get sellslikehotcakes.co account as
well so you can be using the research tools that we developed to help
you find the products

Now lets go through the store i created showing you first major
elements that you need and what to pay attention too.

Next you need to choose the products to sell and the niche. I would
not recommend trying to copy me because surfing is way too small of a
niche. To choose the niche for you and find the idea you can use several tools.

Passionate niches tool
niche finder and google trends
aliexpress top sellers
junglescout

After you chose the product you need to choose the way to sell, there are 3 ways
1. Dropshipping – basically the customer is placing an order and you
go re-order it from the supplier on aliexpress
2. Print on demand – the one that i use in my store using teescape app
3. Amazon FBA or your own fullfillment. When you go big its the best way

Creating a product is what we are going to discuss next. There are several ways:
Sourcing
whitelabelling
create your own designs – fiverr

Now lets quickly go through my store and the design and apps that I am using.
I am showing you all the apps I use and how they help me with the conversions

Finally getting traffic. There are several ways to get traffic:
facebook ads (Directly or via agencies like Vantage app)
retargeting ads (Retarget app)
instagram and youtube influencers (directly or via famebit)

Here is a sample email to instagram Influencers
I’m Mike from Pug Lovers Club… maybe you heard of me from
my youtube channel where I review different pug products.
I’ve been following you for a while and was wondering if you’d be
interested in doing a sponsored post about my new pug dress / Frisbee?
If you’re interested, we can send you free sample for review/unboxing,
and can discuss
further compensation!

Good luck!

P.S. If you have never done any ecommerce
before, then the best is to first pass my short video course at
http://sellslikehotcakes.co that will teach you everything you need to know
from a to z.

========

P.S. Upgrade to VIP Club and Unlock All The Videos and Tools. Instant Access and $1 Easy Trial

Last Wall Comments

 
9
Claudia says at 22:23 et
Welcome guys to Sells Like Hotcakes LIVE Q&A SESSION! I'd be glad to answer all your questions. Lets rock!
 
50.0000
10
 pat says at 23:09 et
Not to brag... but It's my first $1000 DAY pals! 37 units sold today! Really appreciate all the help you gave me to boost my sales.. Last year I never reached even 15 units per day!
 
50.0000
12
 Mike says at 23:12 et
Nice one Pat! Let me know when you reach 2k per day :)
 
50.0000
3
 sam dh says at 23:22 et
oh cool.. thx will do!! thx for the quick response! great support
 
50.0000
2
 Sandra says at 19:19 et
What tools do you use to count your fees?
 
6
Claudia says at 19:24 et
Check Fetcher, CashCowPro and tools like that! Hope it helps! They connect directly to your amazon seller-central to fetch data and build a nice stats&charts&fees page.
 
50.0000
1
 Mister A says at 21:14 et
Is Retail arbitrage even worthwhile anymore? i checked Target, Walmart, Toys-r-us and profit margins are too low for me.
 
10
Claudia says at 21:14 et
We already discussed it... See the video "why i hate retail arbitrage". In short, yes it works but it's much more complicated and it's basically another JOB not a passive income. I would not get into it this year. It's hard to scale if you are just starting out and don't have assistants to help you find producs, list them...
 
50.0000
15
 Dylan says at 21:14 et
There are many other big issues with RA and it will get harder and harder.. FBA is a way to go this year
 
50.0000
14
 Lucy says at 21:25 et
hi guys.. Can I get BAD product reviews deleted off my products page?
 
13
Claudia says at 21:25 et
It's very rare to get bad review removed.. Usually it's better to prevent them like we teach in the course.. see video about negative feedback removal.. Also read https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/?nodeId=12177361
Also dont over sweat about bad reviews, it's natural for any good product to have 1-2 one-star reviews, nobody is perfect and your customer don't expect just 5 start reviews, it might even look suspicious and fake.
 
50.0000
13
 Emma says at 21:25 et
Let it go.. Let it go...
 
50.0000
7
 max says at 21:42 et
What app to collect emails on shopify?
 
Claudia says at 21:42 et
We already discussed it Max... Fish Bowl app. it gives you an opp to offer great prize giveaways on your Shopify store and capture email addresses from your website visitors to turn those visitors into returning customers.
 
50.0000
13
 Mister A says at 21:45 et
Any tips on choosing right product for FBA?
 
Claudia says at 21:45 et
Have you watched the video about the rules on choosing the product? in short, choose a small and lightweight product, not easily breakable, not a complex electronics, avoid patented stuff, price range 20-50 usd, make sure DEMAND is there and check with best seller tool!
 
50.0000
3
 Highlander says at 21:46 et
What categories are best for white labelling busienss?
 
50.0000
4
 lou says at 21:46 et
Sports and Outdoors, Home & Kitchen, Patio, Lawn & Garden and Pet Supplies.. Avoid Appliances, Electronics, cameras, jewerly, music and watches
 
50.0000
8
 chris says at 17:36 et
How to do SPLIT TESTS??? i mean for amazon listing
 
50.0000
5
 Emma says at 17:37 et
Try cashcowpro split test tools for A/B split tests. also Greg from jungle scout has similar tools i think. Split test only makes sense if you sell A LOT of units per day, else it's irrelevant, as data sample is too small.
 
50.0000
5
 Olga says at 23:29 et
Also Splitly just for price testing but testing cover photos is a good idea too.
 
3
Dean says at 12:32 et
I'm new to Shopify and was following another course but it was very general. This is exactly what I needed. Thanks for the great course!
 
50.0000
6
 Mike says at 01:40 et
thank you for kind words Dean! we really appreciate it
 
7
Alexander says at 04:18 et
When choosing a niche should I stick to single kind of product like memory sticks for example, or should I have different kinds of products on my shopify store?
 
7
Pavel says at 02:17 et
What to do in case of goods return taking into consideration that delivery done to US and I am located outside of US? Does it mean that returned goods to be deliveried to my home? How I should proceed in such cases?
 
50.0000
7
 Alex says at 02:18 et
Hi Pavel. There is a video lesson talking about it, you can set the forwarding address in US.
 
4
Pavel says at 13:27 et
Alex, thank you. Could you please indicate the name of the video.
 
50.0000
8
 casey says at 13:28 et
It was I think a video about the biggest problems with dropshipping and how to solve it
 
5
Pavel says at 02:18 et
Any answers? It is important to know in such situations. Similar questions related to refunds. How to work with the suppliers in case of refunds? I will appreciate answers for my questions.
 
50.0000
5
 Violet says at 02:19 et
If you do FBA then Amazon will take care of returns and refunds.
If you do dropshipping then customer can return item to your forwarding address. If the item is cheap it's easier just refund without return.
 
4
Pavel says at 13:27 et
Yes, I do understand it. Thank you. The question related to dropshipping part.
 
3
Ernesto says at 03:39 et
how much should i charge for international shipping for "free + shipping offers"? If a client buys a "free+shipping offer" directly from my site more than once - how much should i charge for every "free+shipping item" added?
 
50.0000
6
 Lane says at 03:41 et
It's hard to say without knowing your product, location or shipping costs how much you should charge. Best tip here is see what competitor is charging so you will get a rough idea. Maybe $19.95 for a Tshirt or $9.95 for a Mug

I don't see a need to limit the amount of "free+shipping item" as long as you are making profits and have good margins
 
9
Ernesto says at 06:36 et
Thank you Lane!
 
5
George says at 08:51 et
What is the best thing to do if you are out of stock, close the listing or let it run? how about the metrics are they going to drop?
 
50.0000
4
 Ted says at 08:52 et
Are you talking about amazon or shopify? On shopify it will say "Sold out" which is pretty cool for building urgency for other items.
On Amazon if you have no stock your listing is not displayed. You dont need to "close" it. Some people like to rise the prices before you run out of stock. The metrics will go down unfortunately. You need to plan your inventory better.